Around the weblogs. The MARQUES Class 46 blog mentions a call from the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) for an industrial self-regulation scheme for reducing misleading and brand-damaging advertisements from the digital advertising ecosystem; picking up on this, the MARQUES LinkedIn Group wonders how relevant the ICC is: opinions are welcomed. The 1709 Blog's latest sidebar poll, on protecting works by subject-matter categories, has got off to a slow start, but it's open till 6 April so you're not too late to participate. Another blog that has just been drawn to the IPKat's attention belongs to Ideas Matter, which is a consortium of cross-sector enterprises that seeks to promote the benefits of intellectual property: you can see a list of members, here, which gives a fairly good idea of what you might expect to find in it.
Cipla, Dr Yusuf Hamied. Says Siva, this event is free and open to all with no ticket required Entry is on a first come, first served basis: for any queries email email@example.com
The film is described as "an intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', ... of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 -- causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths – and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process. As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning".This Kat, who has not seen the film, is curious to know what readers of this weblog think of it.